This week over at Studio L3, the weekly challenge is on page 62 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities and is called, simply, “Fragments Basics.”
Last week, I ended up with several tags on which I had practiced the “water stamping” technique and which, because I was doing the technique somewhat wrong, didn’t turn out all that well. (To put it mildly.) I decided to recycle one of these by covering it with one of the papers from Tim’s “shabby vintage” line, and then used it as the background for this week’s technique. How is it done? You’ll have to get Tim’s book to find out! And then join us for the weekly challenge; it’s so much fun you might actually explode. 🙂
I stippled some green ink on the background paper to tie in the colors, and smeared some Cotton Candy Stickles around the frame of the image. The “fragments” were outlined with a copper paint pen so they’d stand out from the background. I couldn’t resist adding a little bling in the form of pink crystal hearts.
As I’m going to eventually make all the tags into a book, I’ve not been stringing fibers or ribbon through the holes. I think it would be far too “messy” to have 35 of them hanging out there, not to mention difficult to bind. However, I envision using a really big binder ring to hold the tags all together, and I’m sure there will be room to add some embellishments once that’s done. (Whoo-hoo!)